Music Clips

Music Clips

My eight year old upright piano has a music ledge but nothing to hold the pages of books open. I find this so frustrating – can anything be done?

Manufacturers of modern pianos are reluctant to put the old fashioned ‘bookholders’, brass clips that hold music open, on their instruments either because of the risk of scratching the casework and keys through misuse or because they spoil the clean lines of the design. Whatever the reason, most pianists would prefer to take the risk and place practicality over aesthetics. Your PTA tuner will probably be able to oblige by screwing in a pair of bookholders for a modest fee.